Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Evaluation

The evaluation of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura may include:

The diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura must be confirmed through testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura may include:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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